Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

19 October 2020
BIO/5325

The new Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, José A. Blanco Conde, presented his credentials to the Secretariat today.

14 October 2020

Despite steady progress against tuberculosis in many countries before the COVID-19 pandemic — with a 9 per cent reduction in incidence and a 14 per cent drop in deaths between 2015 and 2019 — a World Health Organization report released today warns that global prevention and treatment targets are likely to be missed.

6 July 2020

The United Nations is mobilizing to help fight COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic, where about 37,000 cases and 800 deaths are confirmed.  The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supplying ventilators while Rome-based food agencies led a virtual farm training to help people generate additional income.

17 February 2020

The United Nations is alarmed by reports of an artillery shell explosion that injured up to 17 children at a school in Myanmar’s Rakhine State last Thursday.  The incident is part of an escalation of hostilities between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military across much of Rakhine.

1 October 2019
SG/A/1907-BIO/5259

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Mauricio Ramirez‑Villegas of Colombia as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Dominican Republic, with the host Government’s approval.